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Version 2.40: Released on 15 Feb 2009
Version 2.39: Released on 21 Sep 2008
Update 2.38.1: Released on 25 May 2008
Version 2.38: Released on 17 Feb 2008
Version 2.37: Released on 23 Sep 2007
Version 2.36: Released on 22 Apr 2007
Version 2.35: Released on 05 Nov 2006
Update 2.34U1: Released on 09 Jul 2006
Version 2.34: Released on 02 Apr 2006
Version 2.33: Released on 09 Nov 2005
Update 2.32U1: Released on 05 Sep 2005
Version 2.32: Released on 09 Jun 2005
Version 2.31: Released on 11 Jan 2005
Update 2.30U1: Released on 06 Sep 2004
Version 2.30: Released on 01 Aug 2004
Versions 2.29 and earlier:

Version 2.40: Released on 15 Feb 2009 Version 2.39: Released on 21 Sep 2008 Update 2.38.1: Released on 25 May 2008

Version 2.38: Released on 17 Feb 2008 Version 2.37: Released on 23 Sept 2007 Version 2.36: Released on 22 Apr 2007 Version 2.35: Released on 05 Nov 2006 Update 2.34u1: Released on 9 Jul 2006 Version 2.34: Released on 02 Apr 2006 Version 2.33: Released on 09 Nov 2005 Update (2.32u1): Released on 05 Sep 2005 Version 2.32: Released on 09 Jun 2005 Version 2.31: Released on 11 Jan 2005 Update (2.30u1): Released on 06 Sep 2004 Version 2.30: Released on 01 Aug 2004 Version 2.29: Released on 02 Mar 2004 5 November 03: Release of version 2.28 23 September 03: The GeneNote website (http://genecards.weizmann.ac.il/genenote/) is now live. 21 August 03: Update (2.27u2) 20 July 03: Update (2.27u1) 5 May 03: Release of version 2.27 9 January 03: Update (2.26u2) 18 December 02: Updates (2.26u1) to the GeneCards Display 04 November 02: release of version 2.26 03 July 02: release of version 2.25
27 February 02: release of version 2.24
26 November 01: release of version 2.23
6 September 01: release of version 2.22
13 June 01: release of version 2.21
16 Apr 01: release of version 2.20
31 Jan 01: release of version 2.19
28 Nov 00: release of version 2.18
21 Sep 00: release of version 2.17
13 July 00: release of version 2.16
15 May 00: release of version 2.15

  • 2 Mar. 00: release of version 2.14
    • 9764 genes, 9521 of them have gene symbols approved by the HUGO gene nomenclature committee.
    • More GenBank Accession Numbers even when no Unigene cluster exists.
    • Minor bug fixes to the search engine
    • Award from Britanica.com - GeneCards is a recommended site.
    • SWISS-PROT links now point to their NiceProt user-friendly view.
    • Updated Copyright notice , with link to fill-out form for commercial usage.

  • 21 Dec. 99: release of version 2.13
    • 9445 genes, 9191 of them have gene symbols approved by the HUGO gene nomenclature committee.
    • Copyright notice .
    • More disease information from Genatlas.
    • Improved display: consolidation of disorders and mutations into one section. Moved HGMD, TGDB and BCGD from 'Additional Sources of Information' to 'Disorders & Mutations'. Renamed sections: 'Nucleic Acids' is now called 'Sequences'; 'Medical Applications' is now called 'Medical News'.
    • Starting from November, two new GeneCards mirrors at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, United Kingdom and at the Information Center, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China.

  • 3 Oct. 99: release of version 2.12
    • 8968 genes, 8735 of them have gene symbols approved by the HUGO gene nomenclature committee.
    • Links to Protein Data Bank (PDB) 3D structures; option to search by PDB identifier.
    • A new GeneCards mirror at the Biological Research Information Center, Postech Pohany, South Korea.

  • 18 July 99: release of version 2.11
    • 8525 genes, 8395 of them have gene symbols approved by the HUGO gene nomenclature committee.
    • Improved algorithm for linking to articles about medical applications in Doctor's Guide.
    • Improved algorithm for locating OMIM information related to genes with ambigous aliases.
    • A new GeneCards mirror at Italian EMBnet Node,  Bari, Italy http://bio-www.ba.cnr.it:8000/GeneCards/

    2 June 99: release of version 2.10
    • 8455 genes, 8252 of them have gene symbols approved by the HUGO gene nomenclature committee.
    • Improved algorithm for linking to articles about medical applications in Doctor's Guide.
    • A link to the clone collection at the Resource center (RZPD), German Human Genome Project.
    • Changes in format:

    • The left box of each field now links to the home pages of the data sources. The right columns present the retrieved data, and link to the relative entries in all the sources.
      The "Disorders" field now presents disease data retrieved from SWISS-PROT in addition to the data retrieved from OMIM.
      The "Similar Genes" field is displayed after the "Nucleic Acids" field.
      Field boxes are presented even when they include no data, for a consistent format. A minor change in format of the HUGO approved gene symbol and name, in the top of the card.
    • A new GeneCards mirror at Stanford Genomic Resources, Stanford, CA, USA.

    8 April 99: release of version 2.9
    • 8289 genes, 8099 of them have HUGO approved symbols.
    • Map location: Distance (in megabases) from the p terminus of the chromosome as calculated by UDB, The Unified DataBase, linked to the map.
    • Links to The Tumor Gene Database and to The Breast Cancer Gene Database.
    • A new search option by chromosome: "chromosome: 3" in addition to the existing search by cytogenetic locus; e.g. "locus: 1q31", "locus: 1q3*".
    • Changes in format: The section "Similar genes in other organisms" has been split to "Chromosomal location" (for chromosome, cytogenetic locus and map location) and "Similar genes in other organisms". Links to the Tumor and BreastCancer databases appear in the "Additional Sources of Information" field.
    • A new GeneCards mirror at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, (CDFD), Hyderabad, India.

    9 February 99: release of version 2.8
    • 8105 genes, 7920 of them have HUGO approved symbols.
    • New section of research articles with links to absracts in PubMed.
    • Improved correlation between GeneCards and SWISS-PROT entries.
    • A new GeneCards  mirror in  DKFZ in Germany.

    9 December 98: Release of version 2.7
    • 7853 genes, 7682 of them have HUGO approved symbols.
    • Improved GeneCards correlation with UniGene clusters.
    • New links to ATLAS.
    • Changes in format:

    •       Nucleic Acid section appears earlier on the page.
            Products section has been renamed "Proteins".
    • A new GeneCards mirror in The Netherlands, in addition to those in those in the USA and Turkey.

    4 November 98: Release of version 2.6
    • 7710 genes, 7541 of them have HUGO approved symbols.
    • UniGene data is now displayed.

    16 September 98: Release of version 2.5
    • 7510 genes, 7344 of them have HUGO approved symbols.
    • MGD descriptions are now displayed.
    • Preliminary UniGene data has been added to the database but not yet displayed. Searches for GeneCards based on UniGene Hs. number, gene symbol or title, GenBank accession, EST's clone identifier or library ID are now possible.

    22 July 98: Release of version 2.4 (7270 genes, 7098 of them have HUGO approved symbols).
    10 Jun 98: Release of version 2.3.
    • This release for the first time also includes genes that do not yet have an approved gene symbol, e.g. AOP1 and ART. These non-approved genes have been extracted from the Mouse Genome Database (MGD); they are very likely to become approved soon. On those GeneCards, a message is displayed on the top that indicates that this particular gene symbol and name are not approved.
    • 7211 entries are offered (7062 have an approved gene symbol)
    • Some smaller changes to the interface have been made (check the above cards)
    • the SWISSPROT data field now also display the number of amino acids and the molecular weight
    • the GeneCards access statistics page is richer, including numbers of accesses per day during the current month.

    3 Jun 98: Release of version 2.2 (7022 genes). 
    13 May 98: Release of version 2.1 (7008 genes). Data from Genatlas are now included 
    1 Feb 98: Obtaining the GeneCards package for your site. Also included: a tour covering the main features of this resource. 
    25 Jan 98: The spell corrector now automatically offers suggestions for alternative spellings of keywords that do not occur in GeneCards. For example, try a search for Althshemer
    08 Dec 97: The GeneCards Web interface features a concept search, which is based on Excite for Web servers. For example, search for acetyl cholin esterase (note the link 'concept search') 
    12 Aug 97: An Introduction to HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) research, how it relates to the Web, and how its results are used for the design of the GeneCards Web interface, has been added.
    06 Aug 97: The GeneCards search engine, whenever it returns some results, now also offers a link called 'More like this' that starts a search for other genes and proteins that have similar keywords in their names (for example, search for Alzheimer).

    Also, the GeneCards display script is now highlighting your previously used search keywords in red, so it should be easier to find the lines that are interesting for you (for example, see how it looks like if you display the GeneCard for BRCA1 after searching for 'cancer AND ashkenazi').

    Finally, you may find a new search button in every GeneCard that effectively retrieves useful information related to the gene/protein/disease on the Web, using Excite and a selection of keywords that appear in the GeneCard for searching. To find it, go to the GeneCard for APOE, scroll down (use the scrollbar on the right side of the browser window!), and look for the button called 'Search the WWW for APOE'.


    21 Jul 97: As the Knowledge Navigation Guidance System is an important part of this resource, we have added another page to this server where you may find more information about it. Statistics about the different types of search problems that users have, and about the performance of the guidance system, will soon be published...
    29 Jun 97: 39 new GeneCards have been added

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